Monday, February 26, 2007

An inconvient Truth

So, not like I haven't discussed this already, but it seems to be a
story that won't go away. Yes, Al Gore's science fiction movie, with the cataclysmic failure of the ice sheets resulting in tons of dead people. So, this won an oscar last night. I think it would deserve one for the most ridiculous piece of movie making in history, but no dice.
Rueters: "While all the winners walk off the with a golden Oscar statuette clutched in their hands, it was a troupe of environmentalists led by global warming advocate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore who painted the Oscars green.

"An Inconvenient Truth," which tells of Gore's 30-year campaign to warn people about global warming, was named the year's best documentary, and singer Melissa Etheridge was given the Academy Award for original song with "I Need to Wake Up."

"I have to thank Al Gore for inspiring us, inspiring me and showing that caring about the earth is not Republican or Democrat. It's not red or blue. We are all green," Etheridge said

Ah, the joy. We're all green, and singing Kum-ba-ya because of our fearless leader, Al Gore. Wonderful.

And yet, the night of the Oscars, the Eastern seaboard is snowed in, the Midwestern plains are being pounded with large, aggressive blizzards. And another man, Patrick J. Michaels, would like to take issue with Gore's claims.
National Review: "Where’s the scientific support for this claim? Certainly not in the recent Policymaker’s Summary from the United Nations’ much anticipated compendium on climate change. Under the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s medium-range emission scenario for greenhouse gases, a rise in sea level of between 8 and 17 inches is predicted by 2100. Gore’s film exaggerates the rise by about 2,000 percent.

Even 17 inches is likely to be high, because it assumes that the concentration of methane, an important greenhouse gas, is growing rapidly. Atmospheric methane concentration hasn’t changed appreciably for seven years, and Nobel Laureate Sherwood Rowland recently pronounced the IPCC’s methane emissions scenarios as “quite unlikely

So, 2000 percent exaggeration wins an award for a science documentary? Boy, it must hurt to be a real scientist right now, because no one appreciates your work.

And the nail on the Coffin for Gores' film: "According to satellite data published in Science in November 2005, Greenland was losing about 25 cubic miles of ice per year. Dividing that by 630,000 yields the annual percentage of ice loss, which, when multiplied by 100, shows that Greenland was shedding ice at 0.4 percent per century."

Yeah... Not exactly the cataclysmic disruption of Human life foretold by Gore.

I'd like to take this opportunity to link to The State of Fear: Global Warming, and an essay I wrote, Global Warming: Myth or Reality?, and my opinion of the Oscars (hint: I detest them)

Ok, so apparently Gore not only lies through his gums and teeth in his science fiction film, but he is also hipocritial in the extreme.
"The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.

Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.

Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.

“As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk to walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use,” said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson.

In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.

Yeah. He's a liberal, what'ya expect?

1 comment:

Amelia said...

"Ah, the joy. We're all green, and singing Kum-ba-ya because of our fearless leader, Al Gore. Wonderful."